June 2021

Complications of Untreated Varicose Veins


Varicose veins and their underlying cause, venous reflux disease can cause a wide array of symptoms, including leg pain, swelling, aching, heaviness, restless legs, and nocturnal leg cramps.

If left untreated, superficial venous reflux disease can progress to cause skin changes and other complications.

Complications of untreated venous disease include:
1. Superficial Thrombophlebitis (STP)
A […]

Complications of Untreated Varicose Veins2021-06-14T20:00:18+00:00

May 2016

Are Stasis Ulcers or Leg Wounds Caused Varicose Veins?


healed ulcer

70% of chronic leg wounds are a result of long standing varicose veins and underlying venous insufficiency. Ulcers, or leg wounds are usually preceded by changes of the skin such as a brownish skin discoloration around the ankles and stasis dermatitis. A venous leg […]

Are Stasis Ulcers or Leg Wounds Caused Varicose Veins?2020-12-19T01:41:45+00:00

September 2014

August 2014

Complications of Untreated Varicose Veins #3: Spontaneous Bleeding


Complications of Untreated Varicose Veins #3: Bleeding or Hemorrhage Caused by Vein Rupture

Untreated varicose veins are at a higher than usual risk of bleeding or spontaneous rupture.   Over time, varicose veins become larger, and the vein wall becomes weak and stretched out. These veins, which are already weak are also under high pressure (because […]

Complications of Untreated Varicose Veins #3: Spontaneous Bleeding2014-08-26T20:03:55+00:00

What is a Superficial Thrombophlebitis?


A thrombophlebitis is swelling and inflammation of a vein caused by a blood clot. There are two main types of thrombophlebitits: deep venous thrombosis (affects deeper, larger veins) and superficial thrombophlebitis (affects veins near the skin surface).  This is often referred to as an STP.

The following symptoms are often associated with thrombophlebitis:

  • Inflammation (swelling) in […]
What is a Superficial Thrombophlebitis?2014-08-05T18:57:37+00:00
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